2013 Chicago Fire season

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Chicago Fire Soccer Club
2013 season
Chairman Andrew Hauptman
Head coach Frank Klopas
Stadium Toyota Park
(capacity: 20,000)
MLS 12th overall (6th in the Eastern Conference)
MLS Cup Playoffs Did not qualify
U.S. Open Cup Semifinals
Carolina Challenge Cup Winners
Brimstone Cup Winners
Top goalscorer Mike Magee (15 goals)
Highest home attendance Regular season:
19,889 vs Toronto FC (October 19)
Friendly:
20,042 vs Club América (July 10)
Lowest home attendance 9,723 vs Chivas USA (March 24)
Average home league attendance 15,228[1] (regular season)
Home colors
Away colors

The 2013 Chicago Fire season was the club's 18th year of existence, as well as their 16th season in Major League Soccer and their 16th consecutive year in the top-flight of American soccer.

Chicago Fire began the regular season on March 3, 2013 with an away match against the defending champions Los Angeles Galaxy. The Men in Red concluded the regular season on October 27, 2013 with an away match against New York Red Bulls.

The Fire finished the regular season with a 14-13-7 record, but narrowly missed the playoffs, losing the spot to the Montreal Impact on second tiebreaker. On October 30, 2013, the club has announced the head coach Frank Klopas and the president of soccer operations Javier Leon have stepped down.[2]

On December 5, 2013 the club's forward Mike Magee was named the MLS Most Valuable Player.[3]

Squad at the end of the season[edit]

As of October 27, 2013. Source: Chicago Fire official roster

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age) Previous Club
Goalkeepers
1 Alec Kann United States GK (1990-08-08)August 8, 1990 (aged 23) United States Charleston Battery
25 Sean Johnson United States GK (1989-05-31)May 31, 1989 (aged 24) United States Atlanta Blackhawks
70 Paolo Tornaghi Italy GK (1988-06-21)June 21, 1988 (aged 25) Italy Inter Milan
Defenders
3 Hunter Jumper United States LB (1989-02-28)February 28, 1989 (aged 24) United States University of Virginia Cavaliers
4 Bakary Soumaré Mali CB (1985-11-09)November 9, 1985 (aged 27) United States Philadelphia Union
6 Jalil Anibaba United States CB (1988-10-19)October 19, 1988 (aged 25) United States Carolina Dynamo
13 Gonzalo Segares Costa Rica LB (1982-10-13)October 13, 1982 (aged 31) Cyprus Apollon Limassol
18 Steven Kinney United States RB (1987-10-28)October 28, 1987 (aged 25) United States Carolina Dynamo
22 Austin Berry United States CB (1988-06-06)June 6, 1988 (aged 25) United States University of Louisville Cardinals
28 Shaun Francis Jamaica D (1986-10-02)October 2, 1986 (aged 27) United States Charlotte Eagles
Midfielders
5 Arévalo Ríos Uruguay M (1982-01-01)January 1, 1982 (aged 31) Italy Palermo
8 Dilly Duka United States M (1989-09-15)September 15, 1989 (aged 24) United States Columbus Crew
11 Daniel Paladini United States M (1984-11-11)November 11, 1984 (aged 28) United States Carolina RailHawks
12 Logan Pause United States M (1981-08-22)August 22, 1981 (aged 32) United States University of North Carolina Tar Heels
15 Wells Thompson United States M (1983-11-25)November 25, 1983 (aged 29) United States Colorado Rapids
16 Brendan King United States M (1990-02-05)February 5, 1990 (aged 23) Norway Alta IF
19 Corben Bone United States M (1988-09-16)September 16, 1988 (aged 25) United States Carolina Dynamo
20 Jeff Larentowicz United States M (1983-08-05)August 5, 1983 (aged 30) United States Colorado Rapids
21 Michael Videira United States M (1986-01-06)January 6, 1986 (aged 27) United States AC St. Louis
26 Joel Lindpere Estonia M (1981-10-05)October 5, 1981 (aged 32) United States New York Red Bulls
27 Victor Pineda United States M (1993-03-15)March 15, 1993 (aged 20) United States Chicago Fire Academy
71 Alex Brazil M (1988-12-15)December 15, 1988 (aged 24) Switzerland FC Wohlen
Forwards
9 Mike Magee United States F (1984-09-02)September 2, 1984 (aged 29) United States Los Angeles Galaxy
14 Patrick Nyarko Ghana F (1986-01-15)January 15, 1986 (aged 27) United States Virginia Tech Hokies
17 Chris Rolfe United States F (1983-01-17)January 17, 1983 (aged 30) Denmark Aalborg BK
24 Quincy Amarikwa United States F (1987-10-29)October 29, 1987 (aged 25) Canada Toronto FC
29 Maicon Santos Brazil F (1984-04-18)April 18, 1984 (aged 29) United States D.C. United
30 Yazid Atouba Cameroon F (1993-01-02)January 2, 1993 (aged 20) Cameroon Rainbow FC Bamenda
33 Juan Luis Anangonó Ecuador F (1989-04-13)April 13, 1989 (aged 24) Argentina Argentinos Juniors

Player movement[edit]

In[edit]

Per Major League Soccer and club policies terms of the deals do not get disclosed.

Date Player Position Previous Club Notes Ref
November 7, 2012 Germany Arne Friedrich D United States Chicago Fire Re-signed through the end of 2013 season [4]
December 6, 2012 Costa Rica Gonzalo Segares D United States Chicago Fire Re-signed with the club to a multi-year deal [5]
December 7, 2012 Brazil Maicon Santos F United States D.C. United Selected in the Stage One of the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft [6]
January 4, 2013 Estonia Joel Lindpere M United States New York Red Bulls Acquired in exchange for a 2013 MLS International Roster Slot [7]
January 16, 2013 United States Jeff Larentowicz M United States Colorado Rapids Acquired together with the 30th pick (Round 2) in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for the 11th pick (Round 1) in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, allocation money and a 2013 MLS International Roster Slot [8]
January 21, 2013 United States Corben Bone M United States Chicago Fire Opted out of Stage Two of the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft; re-signed by the club on January 21, 2013 [9][10]
January 21, 2013 Brazil Alex M United States Chicago Fire Contract option was picked up by the club [10]
January 21, 2013 United States Michael Videira M United States Chicago Fire Contract option was picked up by the club [10]
January 31, 2013 United States Brendan King M Norway Alta IF Signed on a free transfer [11]
February 4, 2013 United States Dilly Duka M United States Columbus Crew Acquired together with the MLS rights to Robbie Rogers in exchange for Dominic Oduro [12]
February 27, 2013 United States Quincy Amarikwa F Canada Toronto FC Acquired in exchange for a first round selection in the 2014 MLS Supplemental Draft [13]
March 1, 2013 Cameroon Yazid Atouba M Cameroon Rainbow FC Bamenda Signed after being selected 30th overall (Second Round) in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft [14]
March 19, 2013 United States Alec Kann GK United States Charleston Battery Signed on a free transfer [15]
May 23, 2013 Mali Bakary Soumaré D United States Philadelphia Union Acquired in exchange for the second round pick in 2014 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money [16]
May 25, 2013 United States Mike Magee F United States Los Angeles Galaxy Acquired in exchange for the right of first refusal to Robbie Rogers and other considerations [17]
July 10, 2013 Jamaica Shaun Francis D United States Charlotte Eagles Signed per mutual agreement with Charlotte Eagles [18][19]
July 23, 2013 Ecuador Juan Luis Anangonó F Argentina Argentinos Juniors Signed as a Designated Player [20]
August 14, 2013 Uruguay Arévalo Ríos M Italy Palermo Signed as a Designated Player [21]

Out[edit]

Date Player Position Destination Club Notes Ref
November 26, 2012 United States Cory Gibbs D None Retired [22]
December 14, 2012 United States Dan Gargan D United States San Jose Earthquakes Selected in the First Round of Stage Two of the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft [23]
December 14, 2012 United States Jay Nolly GK None Was not selected in the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft, became a free agent [23]
January 19, 2013 Mexico Pável Pardo M None Retired [24]
January 21, 2013 Mexico Guillermo Franco F None Contract option not picked up by the club [25]
February 4, 2013 Ghana Dominic Oduro F United States Columbus Crew Traded in exchange for Dilly Duka and the MLS rights to Robbie Rogers [12]
February 22, 2013 United States Tony Walls D None Waived [26]
June 23, 2013 Germany Arne Friedrich D None Retired [27]
August 14, 2013 Netherlands Sherjill MacDonald F None Released by mutual consent [21]

Loans[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Position Loaned From Notes Ref

Out[edit]

Per Major League Soccer and club policies terms of the deals do not get disclosed.

Date Player Position Loaned To Notes Ref
July 26, 2012 Colombia Rafael Robayo M Colombia Millonarios The club did not announce the duration of the loan [35]
August 17, 2012 Argentina Sebastián Grazzini M Argentina Atlético de Rafaela The club did not announce the duration of the loan [36]
September 13, 2012 Israel Orr Barouch F Israel Bnei Yehuda Was loaned for the remainder of the 2012 season; current status not yet announced by the club [37]
January 25, 2013 Uruguay Federico Puppo F Ecuador LDU Quito For the 2013 season (one-year loan) [38]
April 1, 2013 United States Kellen Gulley F United States Atlanta Silverbacks Season-long loan [39][40]
July 9, 2013 Uruguay Álvaro Fernández M Uruguay Nacional Through the remainder of the 2013 season [41]

Technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach United States Frank Klopas
Assistant Coaches United States Mike Matkovich
Uruguay Leo Percovich
Goalkeeper Coach England Aron Hyde
Strength and Conditioning Coach France Tony Jouaux
Vice President of Soccer Operations Argentina Guillermo Petrei
Head of Scouting Spain Rafael Carmona
Director of Soccer & Team Development United States Paul Cadwell
Director of Team Operations United States Ron Stern
Head Equipment Manager United States Charles Raycroft
Assistant Equipment Manager United States Allan Araujo
Head Athletic Trainer United States Bo Leonard, MS, ATC, PES-NASM
Assistant Athletic Trainer United States Matt Zalewski, ATC
Massage Therapist United States Jake Bronowski, LMT
Team Medical Director United States Dr. Gilberto Munoz

Last updated: October 27, 2013
Source: Chicago Fire Technical Staff

Standings[edit]

Conference tables[edit]

Eastern Conference

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 New York Red Bulls (SS) (E1) 59 34 17 9 8 58 41 +17 2013 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Sporting Kansas City 58 34 17 10 7 47 30 +17
3 New England Revolution 51 34 14 11 9 49 38 +11
4 Houston Dynamo 51 34 14 11 9 41 41 0 2013 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 Montreal Impact 49 34 14 13 7 50 49 +1
6 Chicago Fire 49 34 14 13 7 47 52 −5
7 Philadelphia Union 46 34 12 12 10 42 44 −2
8 Columbus Crew 41 34 12 17 5 42 46 −4
9 Toronto FC 29 34 6 17 11 30 47 −17
10 D.C. United 16 34 3 24 7 22 59 −37

Updated to matches played on October 27, 2013 6:55 p.m. EDT
Source: MLSSoccer.com
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion; (E2) = Eastern Conference runner-up; (E3) = Eastern Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

Western Conference

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 Portland Timbers (W1) 57 34 14 5 15 54 33 +21 2013 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Real Salt Lake 56 34 16 10 8 57 41 +16
3 LA Galaxy 53 34 15 11 8 53 38 +15
4 Seattle Sounders FC 52 34 15 12 7 42 42 0 2013 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 Colorado Rapids 51 34 14 11 9 45 38 +7
6 San Jose Earthquakes 51 34 14 11 9 35 42 −7
7 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 48 34 13 12 9 53 45 +8
8 FC Dallas 44 34 11 12 11 48 52 −4
9 Chivas USA 26 34 6 20 8 30 67 −37

Updated to matches played on October 27, 2013 8:00 p.m. PDT
Source: MLSSoccer.com
(W1) = Western Conference champion; (W2) = Western Conference runner-up; (W3) = Western Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

Overall table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 New York Red Bulls (SS) (E1) 59 34 17 9 8 58 41 +17 Supporters' Shield, 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League 1
2 Sporting Kansas City 58 34 17 10 7 47 30 +17
3 Portland Timbers (W1) 57 34 14 5 15 54 33 +21
4 Real Salt Lake 56 34 16 10 8 57 41 +16
5 LA Galaxy 53 34 15 11 8 53 38 +15
6 Seattle Sounders FC 52 34 15 12 7 42 42 0
7 New England Revolution 51 34 14 11 9 49 38 +11
8 Colorado Rapids 51 34 14 11 9 45 38 +7
9 Houston Dynamo 51 34 14 11 9 41 41 0
10 San Jose Earthquakes 51 34 14 11 9 35 42 −7
11 Montreal Impact 49 34 14 13 7 50 49 +1
12 Chicago Fire 49 34 14 13 7 47 52 −5
13 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 48 34 13 12 9 53 45 +8
14 Philadelphia Union 46 34 12 12 10 42 44 −2
15 FC Dallas 44 34 11 12 11 48 52 −4
16 Columbus Crew 41 34 12 17 5 42 46 −4
17 Toronto FC 29 34 6 17 11 30 47 −17
18 Chivas USA 26 34 6 20 8 30 67 −37
19 D.C. United 16 34 3 24 7 22 59 −37

Source: MLSsoccer.com
(SS) = MLS Supporters' Shield
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion
(W1) = Western Conference champion
(Q) = Qualified for Playoffs
1The highest ranked U.S.-based MLS club qualifies to the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League seeding Pot A. (Canadian teams cannot qualify for the Champions League through MLS; the Canadian qualifier is the winner of the 2014 Canadian Championship.) The other U.S. representatives in the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League are:

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
34 49 14 13 7 47 52 −5 10 4 2 28 20 +8 4 9 5 19 32 −13

Last updated: October 27, 2013
Source: MLSsoccer.com standings
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Results[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground A H A H H A H A H A A H H H A H H A H A A H A H H A A H A H A A H A
Result L L D L W L W L L L T W T W W W L L W T W W L W T L T W L T W W W L

Last updated: October 27, 2013.
Source: MLS conference standings and MLS Supporters' Shield standings
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match results[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Preseason[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

Kickoff times are in CDT (UTC-05) unless shown otherwise

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Kickoff times are in CDT (UTC-05)

Friendlies[edit]

Kickoff times are in CDT (UTC-05)

Recognition[edit]

Leading scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Goals Assists
1 United States Mike Magee 15 4
2 Ghana Patrick Nyarko 4 4
3 United States Dilly Duka 4 3
4 United States Chris Rolfe 4 1
5 United States Quincy Amarikwa 3 0
5 Estonia Joel Lindpere 2 8
6 United States Jeff Larentowicz 2 4
7 United States Daniel Paladini 2 3
8 Brazil Maicon Santos 2 2
9 Ecuador Juan Luis Anangonó 2 1
11 United States Jalil Anibaba 1 3
12 United States Austin Berry 1 2
13 United States Hunter Jumper 1 1
United States Alex 1 1
15 United States Bakary Soumaré 1 0
16 Netherlands Sherjill MacDonald 0 1
Costa Rica Gonzalo Segares 0 1

Updated to match played on October 27, 2013.
Source: MLSsoccer.com statistics - 2013 Chicago Fire

MLS Player of the Week[edit]

Week Player Report
21 United States Chris Rolfe POTW

MLS Player of the Month[edit]

Month Player Report
June United States Mike Magee POTM

MLS All-Stars 2013[edit]

Position Player Report
Forward United States Mike Magee Fan XI

Team annual award winners[edit]

Forward Mike Magee was named the team's Most Valuable Player, as well as the Golden Boot winner. Goalkeeper Sean Johnson was named the Defender of the year. These annual team award winners were selected by local media.[43]

Daniel Paladini won the club's Goal of the Year award via online fan voting.[44]

MLS season award winners[edit]

Forward Mike Magee was named to the MLS Best XI[45] and won the MLS Most Valuable Player Award.[3][46]

Kits[edit]

Home
Home alt. 1
Home alt. 2
Away
Type Shirt Shorts Socks First appearance / Info
Home Red with white lettering Red Red
Home alt. 1[47][48] Red with stars-and-stripes lettering Navy blue White Independence Day special; worn at home MLS game on July 3 against San Jose Earthquakes
Home alt. 2[49] Navy blue with pink lettering Navy blue Pink Breast cancer awareness special; away kit worn at home MLS game on October 19 against Toronto FC
Away Navy blue with white lettering Navy blue Navy blue

Third kit[edit]

On October 8, 2013 the club unveiled the third kit to be worn in the 2014 season. The municipal-themed design named "Heart on Your Sleeve" incorporated the city flag as well as the iconic Chicago skyline. The winning design was selected via a fan vote online.[50]

Miscellany[edit]

International roster slots[edit]

On January 4, 2013 Chicago has traded a 2013 International Roster Slot to New York Red Bulls in exchange for the midfielder Joel Lindpere.[7] On January 16, 2013 Chicago has traded another 2013 International Roster Slot to Colorado Rapids in exchange for Jeff Larentowicz, 11th pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money.[8] Subsequently Chicago Fire had six MLS International Roster Slots for use in the 2013 season.

Future draft pick trades[edit]

Future picks acquired: 2014 MLS SuperDraft round 4 pick from Real Salt Lake in exchange for Kwame Watson-Siriboe.
Future picks traded: 2014 MLS SuperDraft second-round pick and allocation money to Philadelphia Union in exchange for defender Bakary Soumaré. 2014 MLS Supplemental Draft round 1 pick to Toronto FC in exchange for Quincy Amarikwa.

MLS rights to other players[edit]

On February 4, 2013 Chicago Fire acquired the MLS rights to Robbie Rogers from Columbus Crew[12] and subsequently traded them to Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for Mike Magee.[51]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 MLS Standings and Leaders". MLS Soccer. Retrieved October 31, 2013.  page 4
  2. ^ "Chicago Fire Soccer Club President of Soccer Operations Javier Leon and Head Coach Frank Klopas To Step Down". chicago-fire.com. October 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee voted 2013 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player". mlssoccer.com. December 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fire Re-sign Defender Arne Friedrich". chicago-fire.com. 7 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Chicago Fire Re-sign Defender Gonzalo Segares". chicago-fire.com. 6 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Chicago Fire Select Forward Maicon Santos in Stage One of MLS Re-Entry Draft". chicago-fire.com. 7 December 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Fire Acquire Midfielder Joel Lindpere". chicago-fire.com. 4 January 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Fire Acquire Midfielder Jeff Larentowicz from Colorado Rapids". chicago-fire.com. 16 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Corben Bone opts out of MLS Re-Entry Process". chicago-fire.com. 14 December 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "Three Fire Midfielders Return To Fold In 2013". chicago-fire.com. 21 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Fire Sign Midfielder Brendan King". chicago-fire.com. 31 January 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c "Chicago Fire Acquire Midfielder Dilly Duka from the Columbus Crew". chicago-fire.com. 4 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Fire Acquire Forward Quincy Amarikwa From Toronto FC". chicago-fire.com. 27 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Fire Sign Cameroonian Midfielder Yazid Atouba". chicago-fire.com. 1 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Release: Chicago Fire sign goalkeeper Alec Kann". chicago-fire.com. 19 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Chicago Fire Acquire Bakary Soumare from the Philadelphia Union". chicago-fire.com. 23 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Chicago Fire Acquire Two-Time MLS Cup Champion Mike Magee". chicago-fire.com. 25 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Chicago Fire Sign Defender Shaun Francis". chicago-fire.com. 10 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Shaun Francis Signed by Chicago Fire". charlotteeagles.com. 10 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Chicago Fire Sign Ecuadorian Striker Juan Luis Anangonó". chicago-fire.com. 23 July 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "Chicago Fire Sign Uruguayan Midfielder Arévalo Ríos". chicago-fire.com. 14 August 2013. 
  22. ^ "Fire Defender Cory Gibbs Announces Retirement". chicago-fire.com. 26 November 2012. 
  23. ^ a b "Completed Re-Entry Process Opens Speculation for Fire in 2013". chicago-fire.com. 14 December 2012. 
  24. ^ "Midfielder Pavel Pardo Announces Retirement". chicago-fire.com. January 19, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Three Fire Midfielders Return To Fold In 2013". chicago-fire.com. January 21, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Fire Waive Defender Tony Walls". chicago-fire.com. February 22, 2013. 
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  28. ^ a b c d e f "Trialists Update in California". chicago-fire.com. 4 February 2013. 
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h "Premier League veteran Pascal Chimbonda headlines Charleston trialist list". chicago-fire.com. February 13, 2013. 
  30. ^ "Game Notes: Fire look to extend preseason unbeaten streak to four games Wednesday vs. Charleston". chicago-fire.com. February 20, 2013.  "First bit of business: goalkeeper James Belshaw has departed Charleston"
  31. ^ "GAME NOTES: Chicago Fire vs. Florida Gulf Coast University". January 27, 2013.  "Orlando City midfielder Luke Boden left Fire training camp Friday night."
  32. ^ "Camp Notebook: New Midfielder Partnership and the Situation at Right Back". January 28, 2013.  "Sam Archer - The team’s Open Tryout winner departed Fire camp Monday afternoon after receiving an offer to trial with Icelandic Premier League club Íþróttabandalag Akraness."
  33. ^ "GAME NOTES: Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew". January 30, 2013.  "Trialing goalkeeper Ian Joyce departed Ave Maria Tuesday afternoon."
  34. ^ "Camp Notebook: Nyarko trains in full, Johnson set to arrive". February 7, 2013.  "With Johnson’s arrival, trialing goalkeeper Neal Kitson has departed training camp."
  35. ^ "Fire Loan Rafael Robayo to Club Deportivo Millonarios". chicago-fire.com. 26 July 2012. 
  36. ^ "Fire Loan Sebastian Grazzini to Atlético de Rafaela". chicago-fire.com. 17 August 2012. 
  37. ^ "Fire Loan Orr Barouch to Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C.". chicago-fire.com. 13 September 2012. 
  38. ^ "Chicago Fire Loan Federico Puppo". chicago-fire.com. 25 January 2013. 
  39. ^ "Fire Loan Kellen Gulley to the Atlanta Silverbacks". Chicago Fire. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  40. ^ "Gulley Seals Loan Move To Silverbacks". Atlanta Silverbacks. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  41. ^ "Chicago Fire Loan Alvaro Fernandez to Club Nacional de Football". chicago-fire.com. 9 July 2013. 
  42. ^ "Match Commissioner, Frank Klopas talk U.S. Open Cup postponement". chicago-fire.com. June 12, 2013. 
  43. ^ "Chicago Fire Announce 2013 Team Award Winners". October 19, 2013. 
  44. ^ "Daniel Paladini wins 2013 Aldi Chicago Fire Goal of the Year". chicago-fire.com. 23 November 2013. 
  45. ^ "MLS reveals 2013 Best XI, headlined by Portland Timbers trio". mlssoccer.com. December 3, 2013. 
  46. ^ "RELEASE: Chicago Fire Forward Mike Magee Wins 2013 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player Award". chicago-fire.com. December 5, 2013. 
  47. ^ "Bid now on Commemorative Chicago Fire jerseys to be worn July 3 vs. San Jose". July 2, 2013. 
  48. ^ "Highlights: Chicago Fire vs San Jose, July 3, 2013". 
  49. ^ "Chicago Fire Kicks Cancer by Going Pink for Fire vs. Toronto FC Match October 19 at Toyota Park". October 17, 2013. 
  50. ^ "Chicago Fire Soccer Club and Quaker Oats Announce Winning “Heart on Your Sleeve” Design of the #cf97ThirdKit Design Contest". October 8, 2013. 
  51. ^ "Report: Robbie Rogers to join LA Galaxy; trade to send Mike Magee to Chicago Fire". mlssoccer.com. May 24, 2013.